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No. 12/2009  26 to 29 October 2009

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General

26 to 29 October

2009 to date

Number of sitting days

4

44

Average length of a sitting day

8 hrs 43 mins

9 hrs 16 mins

Longest sitting day

9 hrs 58 mins
(28 October )

23 hrs 44 mins
(19 and 20 March)

Shortest sitting day

7 hrs 39 mins
(27 October )

0 hrs 45 mins
(9 February)

Hours of sitting

34 hrs 51 mins

407 hrs 31 mins

Business conducted in the Senate

  • government business
  • general business
  • questions without notice
  • urgency/MPI
  • business of the Senate
  • other
  • adjournment debate

 

9 hrs 01 min
12 hrs 54 mins
4 hrs 16 mins
2 hrs 57 mins
2 hrs 47 mins
0 hrs 28 mins
2 hrs 28 mins

 

202 hrs 45 mins
97 hrs 17 mins
42 hrs 54 mins
17 hrs 23 mins
18 hrs 12 mins
4 hrs 58 mins
24 hrs 02 mins

Questions placed on notice

31^

1223*

Questions without notice (including supplementary questions)

  • Question time held on:

114

4 sitting days

1140

40 sitting days

Average daily number of questions without notice

28.5

28.5

Notices of motion given
43
385

Petitions presented

4

41

Signatories to petitions

9 363

94 295

Divisions

17

155

 

^ Questions placed on notice from 18 September to 29 October 2009 inclusive
* Questions placed on notice from 5 December 2008 to 29 October 2009 inclusive


Legislation

Introduced in the Senate

  • government bills
  • private senators' bills

 

0
5

 

7
22

Received from the House of Representatives

12

157

Passed in the Senate

14

122

Bills negatived or discharged from Notice Paper

0

33

Bills exempted from the 'cut-off'

0

35

Bills referred to committees

6

96

 

Business conducted in the Senate 2009, to date

Business conducted in the Senate in the period 26 to 29 October 2009

Note: These figures do not include time spent on adjournment debates


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